Robert McCaffrey

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The Sumatra-Andaman earthquake of 26 December 2004 is the first giant earthquake (moment magnitude M(w) > 9.0) to have occurred since the advent of modern space-based geodesy and broadband seismology. It therefore provides an unprecedented opportunity to investigate the characteristics of one of these enormous and rare events. Here we report estimates of(More)
Global Positioning System vectors and surface tilt rates are inverted simultaneously for the rotation of western Oregon and plate locking on the southern Cascadia subduction thrust fault. Plate locking appears to be largely offshore, consistent with earlier studies, and is sufficient to allow occasional great earthquakes inferred from geology. Clockwise(More)
NOAA's National Geodetic Survey has developed the horizontal time-dependent positioning ͑HTDP͒ software to provide a way for its users to estimate the coordinate changes associated with horizontal crustal motion in the United States. HTDP contains a model for estimating horizontal crustal velocities and separate models for estimating the displacements(More)
Synopsis Strong motion earthquake warning (also known as earthquake early warning) is the rapid detection of an earthquake underway, the estimation of the ground shaking likely to result, and the issuance of an alert to people in the region where the ground shaking is likely to be hazardous. The last decade has seen rapid development of meth-odologies for(More)
[1] An approach to invert GPS time series to estimate crustal block rotations, fault locking and strain rates while simultaneously solving for transient slow slip events is described and applied to the northern Cascadia subduction zone. The method can use continuous or survey mode GPS time series or both. I invert 5.6 years of 3-component continuous GPS(More)
We utilize regional GPS velocities from Luzon, Philippines, with focal mechanism data from the Harvard Centroid Moment Tensor (CMT) Catalog, to constrain tectonic deformation in the complex plate boundary zone between the Philippine Sea Plate and Eurasia (the Sundaland block). Processed satellite imagery and digital elevation models are used with existing(More)
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